Is Your Beer Digestible?

What are some ways you describe beer? There are a lot of terms you hear all the time: malty, hoppy, sour, session, dark, heavy, etc. Descriptions help us talk about the beer we’re drinking. But have you ever said your beer was digestible? Yep, it’s a thing, especially in Belgium. Belgian brewers make use of … Read more

What’s the difference between Abbey & Trappist ales?

If you’re on a journey to learn more about Belgian beer (and if you’re not, you should be), you may have wondered what is the deal with Trappist and Abbey ales? Are they the same? The simple answer is no, but it’s not that simple. There’s enough difference to write a book on the topic. Actually, … Read more

Nuit Belge 2017 (and we have a discount code!)

Of all the festivals and events we help with, our favorite is Nuit Belge (French for Belgian Night). With a name like that, you know good things are in store. Nuit Belge is not just a beer festival. If anything, it is a food festival with fantastic Belgian and Belgian-inspired beers. Small plates from the … Read more


I can’t remember the first time I tried a sour beer, but I haven’t been the same since. It opened my eyes to the wide diversity of beer, while shocking my palate with a wonderful surprise. While there are many fantastic sour beers, I’ll argue Gueuze (sometimes Geuze), and the Lambics from which they’re derived, rule … Read more

Belgian Dubbel

Our last post was about Tripel, one of Belgium’s best known beers. Dubbel is another one.  Like Tripels, Dubbel have their lineage in ancient monastic brewing traditions. Westmalle’s version dates back to the mid-1800s, about five years before the US Civil War, but the inspiration goes back to the Middle Ages. While several Dubbels are … Read more